Edit Resource: Science for Success (SFS)
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The University of Washington Engineered Biomaterials (UWEB) is currently accepting applications for its summer 2009"Science for Success" (SFS) for underrepresented minority/economically disadvantaged high school students.
Application deadline is April 30, 2009.
The SFS program is designed to encourage students toward a personal commitment to a career in science and to acquaint them with exciting research in the biological sciences, medicine, and the environment at the University of Washington campus.
The Monday through Friday program activities include: short field trips to wetlands, the arboretum, UW's Pack Forest, Seattle Tilth, the UW botany greenhouse, the UW herbarium, the School of Fisheries, the Woodland Park Zoo and local marine habitats. Hands-on laboratory experience with some main themes drawn from human biology, an assortment of biomaterials, nanotechnology as well as a rigorous molecular biology component will be conducted.
The program funds student supplies, lunch and a stipend but does not pay for transportation or lodging.**
Interested students who are:
* Underrepresented minorities and economically disadvantaged,
* Who will be Enrolled in grade 10+ during the 2008 - 09 school year and,
* US. Citizens or have a permanent resident visa from the Seattle area.
Tentative dates for the program are June 29 - July 17, 2009. The Science for Success Program is a "trainee," program. Therefore, the ideal candidate must be dedicated to fulfilling the rigorous schedule and academic demands of the program which involves being in class 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Fridays are set aside for field trips and/or for students to complete weekly written projects either individually or in-groups. Each student is paid a stipend based on actual hours attended plus lunch money. Students wanting to apply for the program must submit a complete application file. All materials must be sent in one envelope, which contains:
- The "SFS" Program application
* Typed 400 word essay
* Official sealed transcript reflecting high school course work
* Two (2) SFS recommendation forms: one from applicant's high school math or science teacher & one from a person of your choice (i.e. employer/guidance counselor).
Early completion and submission of application file is strongly recommended. All completed files must be postmarked on or before April 30, 2009.
For information regarding the application process, please contact Dr. Tekie Mehary at: (206) 221-7318 (Voice Mail) or email@example.com (E-mail)
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Curriculum Resource (guides, materials, staff support)
Institute (a week or more in duration)
Speaker, Presentation, Visit
Tour, Field Trip
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On-site at school
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UW Seattle campus
UW Tacoma campus
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Dr. Tekie Mehary Seattle, WA 98195-5061 Telephone: (206) 221-7318 Fax: (206) 616-9763 firstname.lastname@example.org Tekie Mehary UWEB/K-16 Science Education Coordinator/Staff Department of Bioengineering Foege Hall N361 Seattle, WA 98195-5061 Telephone: (206) 221-7318 Fax: (206) 616-9763 email@example.com
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